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From dust to green

After nearly four months camping in our tent, while we travelled north to Darwin then west across to Roebuck Bay, we have left the dust behind and returned to the lush green of Daintree.  We’ve now unpacked, cleaned up most of our gear before storing it and the vehicle is mostly clean inside.  Although it’s taken a few days to truly feel ‘at home’ again we are both appreciating the space, the green and the peace as well as our walking tracks.

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Reflections

The water levels in the wetlands are low, as we would expect at this time of the year, and we are not the only ones enjoying easy access.  This lovely girl was enjoying some sun in the swamp this morning and was undisturbed by our presence on the driveway.

Swamp Wallaby

Female Swamp Wallaby

Floscopa scandens ,which we now have growing in several areas around the wetlands,  is looking very lush and healthy with lots of pale pink flowers.  Although the water level has dropped the ground is still holding a lot of moisture, the grass is still green and we’re happy to be here.

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Shades of Pink

There are occasions during the year, especially the wet season, when the green shades of the tropical rainforest are broken only by occasional bursts of colourful new growth.  However, in the past few months we have been  enjoying many colourful flowers  –  I was very pleased to find such a healthy Floscopa scandens covering the newly exposed muddy bank of this little pond;  I planted it here about two years ago but it has taken a while to become established.  The bottom of the pond is covered in Marsilea mutica, an aquatic or terrestrial fern.  Allen wrote about Floscopa here so I won’t repeat his words.

wild_wings_swampy_things_Floscopa_scandens and Marsilea

Another interesting plant discovery has been Costus potierae Continue reading